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2009 State Fair of Virginia Lamb Carcass Evaluation Summary Nov 6, 2009
2010 State Fair of Virginia Lamb Carcass Evaluation Summary Nov 1, 2010
2010 State Fair of Virginia Youth Market Lamb, Commercial Ewe Lamb, Youth Market Goat and Market Beef Nomination Schedule Apr 30, 2010
2011 State Fair of Virginia Lamb Carcass Evaluation Summary Nov 10, 2011
2011 State Fair of Virginia Youth Market Lamb, Commercial Ewe Lamb, Youth Market Goat and Market Beef Nomination Schedule Jun 7, 2011
2011 State Fair of Virginia Youth Market Lamb, Commercial Ewe Lamb, Youth Market Goat and Market Beef Nomination Schedule May 4, 2011
2011 Virginia Performance Tested Ram Lamb & Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale Results Sep 9, 2011
Addressing the Consequences of Predator Damage to Livestock and Poultry May 1, 2009 410-030
Ammonia Emissions and Animal Agriculture

Agricultural producers are under constant pressure to minimize the impact their management practices have on the environment. Although most environmental concerns related to animal agriculture have focused on water quality during the past two decades, air quality issues have become an increasing concern. Odors have been the main air quality concern related to agricultural animal production. However, ammonia emissions from livestock and poultry operations have recently received significant attention. New air quality standards that cover ammonia emissions in the United States were adopted in 1997. These regulations will have a significant impact on the future of animal production operations. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of ammonia production associated with animal agriculture and to explain why it is receiving greater attention from those concerned with environmental quality.

May 1, 2009 442-110
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal Nov 19, 2013 ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)
Club Lamb Fungus May 1, 2009 410-018
Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep May 1, 2009 410-027
Control, Treatment, and Elimination of Foot Rot from Sheep May 1, 2009 410-028
Crossbreeding- Its Cool Again! Part 1 Dec 3, 2009
Dates to Remember Oct 12, 2011
Dates to Remember Sep 9, 2011
Dates to Remember Aug 1, 2011
Dates to Remember Jun 7, 2011
Dates to Remember Feb 28, 2011
Dates to Remember Jan 27, 2011
Dates to Remember Jan 1, 2011
Dates to Remember Dec 3, 2010
Dates to Remember Nov 1, 2010
Dates to Remember Oct 1, 2010
Dates to Remember Sep 1, 2010
Dates to Remember Dec 3, 2009
Dates to Remember Dec 3, 2009
Dates to Remember Nov 5, 2009
December Beef Management Calendar Dec 3, 2009
Economical Feed Options for Sheep Sep 9, 2011
Ewe Management Tips: Mid and Late Gestation Dec 3, 2010
Expansion Decisions for the Part-Time Sheep Producer Jan 27, 2011
Fall Flock Management Tips Sep 1, 2009
Fall Lamb Management Aug 11, 2010
Feeding Sheep May 1, 2009 410-853
Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems

Good fencing protects and confines valuable livestock by presenting barriers to restrict animal movement. Barriers may be physical, psychological, or a combination of both. Physical barriers consist of enough materials of sufficient strength to prevent or discourage animals from going over, under, or through the fence. Psychological barriers depend upon inflicting pain to discourage animals from challenging a physical barrier of inferior strength.

Traditional livestock fencing materials have included barbed, woven, mesh, and electrified wire, and combinations of these materials. Board fences have also been popular. These conventional materials are still widely used and make excellent fences if properly constructed. However, new materials such as high tensile wire should also be considered when selecting fencing types.

May 1, 2009 442-131
Flock Management Tips - Fall Sep 1, 2010
Flock Management Tips – Fall Sep 9, 2011
Goat-Herd Health Calendar

The goal of any goat-herd health program should be to increase efficiency and productivity. Herd health programs should include general husbandry, nutrition, and parasite and vaccination programs. Your emphasis should be on disease prevention rather than treatment. There are three major approaches for disease control:

  1. Keep resistance high.
  2. Avoid exposure.
  3. Recognize and address diseases early.
May 1, 2009 412-501
Management for Spring Breeding Apr 12, 2011
Managing Internal Parasites Jun 1, 2010
Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship Apr 1, 2010 442-309
Newborn Lamb Management May 1, 2009 410-026
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Oct 8, 2010 442-305
On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers Jul 31, 2013 2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)
Parasite Control in Your Sheep and Goats - Fecal Egg Counts and FAMACHA Aug 1, 2011
Parasite Management Strategies for Sheep May 4, 2011
Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety Nov 19, 2009 442-308
Practical Experiences With CIDRs Sep 12, 2011
Profitable Artificial Rearing of Lambs May 1, 2009 410-023
Results of the 2009 Hokie Harvest Sale Dec 3, 2009
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage

If you raise dairy cows, broilers, layers, turkeys, horses, beef cattle, sheep, goats, alpacas, or swine for income or a hobby, you will have to deal with the manure they produce. The amount of manure produced by the birds or animals you keep depends on their type, age, size, and diet.

Nov 19, 2009 442-307
Sheep Field Day, 36th Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Lamb Sale and Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale Aug 1, 2011
Sheep Foot Care and Treatment Mar 29, 2010
Sheep Grazing Management May 1, 2009 410-366
Sheep Management 101 Workshop and Shepherd’s Symposium scheduled for January 8-9, 2010 Nov 6, 2009
Sheep Management Schedule May 1, 2009 410-365
Sheep Management Tips - Late Fall Nov 10, 2011
Sheep Management Tips - Late Fall Nov 1, 2010
Sheep Management Tips - Late Fall Nov 6, 2009
Sheep Parasite Management Strategies Apr 30, 2010
Sheep Update Dec 12, 2011
Sheep Update Sep 9, 2011
Sheep Update Feb 28, 2011
Sheep Update Jan 1, 2011
Sheep Update Sep 1, 2010
Sheep Update Sep 1, 2009
Sheep Update Jul 10, 2009
Sheep Update Aug 1, 2011
Sheep Update Jun 7, 2011
Shepherd’s Symposium Scheduled for January 15 Nov 1, 2010
Shepherd’s Symposium Scheduled for January 7 Nov 10, 2011
Shepherd’s Symposium scheduled for January 15, 2011 Dec 3, 2010
State Fair of Virginia Lamb Carcass Contest Summary 1999-2010 Nov 1, 2010
Strategies for Coping with Drought for the Sheep Flock Aug 11, 2010
Summer Management of Replacement Ewe Lambs Jul 10, 2009
Tips for a Successful Breeding Season Aug 1, 2011
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-144P
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-145P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Junior Record Book Sep 30, 2013 4H-150P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Senior Record Book Sep 27, 2013 4H-151P
Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame Aug 1, 2011
Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds’ Symposium - January 7, 2012 Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Dec 12, 2011
Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds’ Symposium Augusta County Government Center, Verona, VA January 15, 2011 Jan 1, 2011
Whole-Grain Diets For Finishing Lambs May 1, 2009 410-024